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Regular news: Issue 496 12 Jun 2008

Travelwatch chief pays with his job after backing Boris

Brian Cooke, the chairman of transport user group London Travelwatch, has been forced to resign after publicly backing Conservative candidate Boris Johnson in the run-up to the mayoral election. The London Assembly's transport committee grilled Cooke last week over remarks he made in a press release issued just days before the election on 1 May. Cooke, 59, issued the three-page press release on 28 April titled 'Brian Cooke votes for Boris Johnson'. In it he said: "Ken [Livingstone] has...

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